Journey to Reconnect

Reflections   “Hey, Esther.  There’s a place I think you’d like”, said my friend Karen. Karen was an actor and knew about all the cool places in New York City. “There’s a Friday night prayer service in a synagogue in Harlem, NY. I mean, it’s not actually in a...

How to Quickly Become a More Productive (and better) Writer

You wish you had writer's block. That would mean you got yourself to a sitting position, in front of a piece of paper or laptop, and you were ready to write. Truth:  95% of would-be writers can't even get themselves to the writing table. So, why is this so hard? Try...

On Loneliness (It May Be Good For You)

"There is great possibility in loneliness".  Eckart Tolle "Why do you think you're a good fit for this job?" I was NOT a good fit for the job. "Because I'm tired of working alone for years and I want to leave the house and be around people", I said. Well, I did not...

Are You Inspired? 5 ways You Can Tell.

You doubt yourself. You feel lazy. You want to give up. Yet something inside you stays lit, the flame that has not gone out completely.  You may wonder if you are doing the attracting and manifesting thing right,  or effort-ing enough to make your dreams and goals a...

If She Can Write A Book Why Can’t I?

I met a beautiful woman dressed in red. She was a stylist and talked fashion, which is not my language.  I talk writing. I have 5 of the same black t-shirts and 3 pairs of jeans that I wear daily. "Like Obama and Zuckerberg",  I say. "You'll see I wear only gray or...

The REAL Reason Why You Can’t Write

You’re dying to be a successful writer. In fact, you spend most of your time thinking about writing and imagining where it might take you. You think about what to write, where to write, and which tools to use. You even block out time in your calendar to write. And at...

How to Survive Unendurable Heartbreak

"No matter what happens we are always on the adventure. Sometimes the heartbreak is unendurable and you're in a hole. That's just where it starts to get interesting. Rupture is the beginning - it's a passage in your unfolding".   Mama Gena Things need to fall apart...

How To Make Writing Easy

  Does this woman look like she is working hard? Or thinking about how to make money writing or become famous fast? Not to me. On her finger is a gorgeous diamond ring, cradled in her fingers a red leather journal and her body seems relaxed. She writes. The...

How to Write Even if You Have Writers Block

“Golden bridge, silver bridge or diamond bridge; it doesn’t matter! As long as the bridge takes you across the other side, it is a good bridge!”   Mehmet Murat ildan   The other side. That's it. Just get to the other side. What about enjoying the journey?  Two schools...

The Frida Kahlo Pumpkin

"Take A Lover Who Looks at You Like Maybe You Are Magic" Frida Kahlo Did anyone ever look at you like maybe you were magic? Until this pumpkin person up above, I mean. Just something to think about. This was supposed to be a fall/pumpkin blog post about the changing...

31 Things To Stop Doing (so you will start writing)

Yesterday I wanted to give up. The flow I was in with my writing had become a battle and I started feeling  like a fraud. Who was I to coach others on writing when my fingers were stuck in cement? I wasn’t finishing my writing projects and my blog was felt like a rock...

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